PowerTip: Identify if you are running on PowerShell Core

Doctor Scripto

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Summary: Pulling up the properties of $PSVersionTable to identify your PowerShell edition

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Hey, Doctor Scripto! I want to write my modules and scripts to be more portable. How can I tell if I am executing on PowerShell Core?

Just use the $PSVersionTable object and examine the PSEdition value. If it returns ‘Core’ you are running on PowerShell core.

$PSVersionTable.PSEdition

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